Monument record MCC720 - Lion Walk (Early Medieval Street), Colchester
|Grid reference||TL 99697 25070 (point) (Estimated from sources)|
|Non Parish Area||COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
Type and Period (1)
Early record of 'Cat Lane' in 1319-20, now Lion Walk <1><2>
A section was cut across Lion Walk during the excavations of 1971-4. The earliest metalling sealed post-Roman topsoil and at least one stake hole. The earliest metalling contained fragments of tile all of which were Roman. The absence of peg-tile is consistent with a date before the 13th century. Stratigraphically the earliest metalling fits well along the frontage of building 28 <MON492> and the likely level from which the foundation of this was cut.<3>
- <1> SCC75 Monograph: Morant, Philip. 1748. History of Colchester (Wire's copy). 2,35 A.
- <2> SCC45 Monograph: Crummy, Philip. 1981. CAR 1: Aspects of Anglo-Saxon and Norman Colchester. 1. p.79.
- <3> SCC100 Serial: Crummy, Philip. 1981. CAR 3: Excavations at Lion Walk, Balkerne Lane and Middleborough, Colchester, Essex. 3. p.92.
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Record last edited
Jan 23 2017 8:56AM